Bobby Womack Dies At 70
Chances are, if you play one of the legendary soul singer, Bobby Womack’s records in a club today, many will dance and even sing along. That is only a small portion of the legacy that Cleveland-born soul singer left before he died Friday, June 27, 2014 at the age of 70. He was suffering from colon cancer and diabetes at the time of his death. He was 70 years old.
The cause of death was unknown.
Womack’s career took off in the early 1960’s with the Valentinos, after Sam Cooke added the group to his roster at SAR Records. After Cooke’s death, Womack married his widow.
Womack went on to work as a session musician with Aretha Franklin and to become one of R&B’s most well-known voices, the man behind albums like “Across 110th Street,” “Facts of Life,” and “Lookin for a Love Again.”